Congratulations to the 2013 Lynn and Emil Hubschman Award recipient, LaMonica Williams, a unit clerk in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. The Hubschman Award annually recognizes an individual who exemplifies the Pennsylvania Hospital tradition of combining compassion and caring with an outstanding performance of responsibilities.
LaMonica Williams, shown here with Mrs. and Mr. Hubschman at the Award Ceremony held in the Great Court May 23.
LaMonica, who has been a vital part of PAH for the past 24 years, was chosen out of 33 nominees. She began her career at PAH in February of 1989, in the Department of Food & Nutrition Services at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital. After the Institute closed in January 1997, she joined the main Hospital campus as a patient care tech in the Cardiac Care Unit. She joined the PACU team in 1999, as a unit assistant, and was named unit clerk in 2005.
A deeply caring member of the Pennsy family, LaMonica has demonstrated continuous kindness, caring and support for both patients and co-workers alike.
The best way to describe LaMonica and what she means to PAH is to share some of the comments her colleagues included in their nomination forms:
- LaMonica is always professional and caring. Having worked with Lynn (Hubschman) for many years I am sure LaMonica is the kind of employee she had in mind when she created this award.
- LaMonica works in a very busy department as the
unit secretary and takes the position to a whole new level…She supports the
nurses in her department by lending an extra smile…or getting a blanket for a
patient in need…or by getting that necessary form no one else seems to be able
- LaMonica is truly is a deserving recipient of this award. She embodies the characteristics of compassion, dedication, a lovely sense of humor, and an unfailing commitment to service at Pennsylvania Hospital. And – she demonstrates all of these characteristics daily.
- LaMonica always goes above the line of duty. She helps everyone in her department, as well as everyone in other departments too. She has a quote she recites every day: “Nation’s first and patients First.” She will go out of her way to help anyone that has to do with this Hospital…and as a co-worker, I say, “Hooray!” to her and all her extra efforts as a unit clerk, co-worker, and assistant. And to all whom cross LaMonica’s path you will see for yourself – and you’d nominate her too!
Mrs. Lynn Hubschman, who served as the Director of Social Work Services at PAH for 14 years, promoted high standards of professionalism while fostering and encouraging an exceptional attitude of caring that is the hallmark of PAH. Thanks to continued support from the Hubschman’s, PAH has been able to create and maintain this tradition promoting high standards of compassionate care and professional excellence by recognizing an employee or staff member each year that exemplifies what the award represents.